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High driving test pass rates in Downpatrick

First time pass yesterday the 11th April for John Brannigan from Downpatrick. 

Knew you could do it, John.

Another first time pass and another automatic pass today the 24th March for Gemma Nugent from Bishopscourt. 

Great result, Gemma!

Another pass on the 21st of March for Barry Bell from Crossgar. Great job, Barry.

Proud moment! My first automatic pass and also a first time pass this week for Oonagh Kelly from Downpatrick.

On the road at last!

First time pass for Hope Watson from Drumaness on the 2nd March. Well done, Hope.

Yet another first time pass for Adam Dorrian from Ballykinler on the 22nd February. Terrific Adam.

Another first time pass today, the 20th February, for Lucy Fowler from Downpatrick. Despite the nerves. Great result, Lucy!

Great result for David Green from Killyleagh who passed with only two minors on the 5th of January. Well done, David.

Another first timer for Shannon Smith from Newcastle who passed on the 17th November. Well done, Shannon.

First time pass today the 19th September for Stephen Wilson from Downpatrick with only three minors. Great result.

Yet another pass for Danielle McAnoy from Belfast on the 31st August. Danielle had tried before in Belfast but passed with flying colours this time, despite the nerves! Good one, Danielle.

Another pass on the 24th August for Cameron McKnight from Carryduff. Just in time for heading of to uni to become an architect. Well done, Cameron.

Another first time pass on the 23rd August for Gail Pascoe from Newcastle. Only two minors! Fantastic result, Gail.

First time pass on the 18th August for Joe Hayes from Downpatrick. Well done, Joe.

Yet another first time pass on the 15th August for Cara Maginnis from Newcastle. Brilliant result, Cara.

Odhran McKibbin from Clough passed with flying colours on Saturday with only four minors. Great result.

Another first time pass for Chris Chambers from Rathfriland on the 14th August. Well done, Chris.

Congratulations to Jack McKee from Kilkeel who passed first time on Friday the 23rd June. No more shouting at you, Jack!

Another first time pass on the 7th of June for Alan Imrie from Newcastle. Now he can get his VW Golf on the road at last.

First time pass for Catherine Cheetham from Crossgar on the 6th of June. 

"After doing numerous lessons in the past and still letting nerves get in the way of my enjoyment of driving, i thought i would give it one last chance to pass my test with John. How glad I was! Everything that hadnt made sense before suddenly began to click. Not only will John correct mistakes he will work out psychologically why you are making them, and tackle nerves as they appear. I cannot recommend him enough especially for the nervous drivers who have already taken many lessons in the past. Thank you for all your time and effort John!!!"

The 21st of April saw William Hazzard from Castlewellan pass with only two minor faults. Great result, William.

Congratulations to medical student, Eimear Fagen from Castlewellan who passed at the first attempt on the 28th of March. Well done!

Yet another first time pass on the 17th of February for Megan from Portaferry. Gets boring after a while! Great result, Megan.

First time pass again for Dermot Murray from Tyrella. Dermot was a late starter and was extremely nervous about driving but we kept at it and now he has his licence after the first attempt on the 28th of January. Well done, Dermot.

Another first time pass for Savanna Connell from Killyleagh who received her new driving licence on the 23rd of November. She's a new mum who will find having a licence really useful for getting about.

Well done to Sophie from Dundrum who passed her test on the 21st of September. The next day she was flying out to Spain to take up a placement for a year teaching English. Passed just in the nick of time!



The 22nd of July and Tomaz Kopywck from Belfast passed his tested with flying colours. Congratulations, Tomaz.

Today, the 20th June, saw Josephine Keenan from Downpatrick pass on her first attempt. 'A huge thank you to the best driving instructor ever! John, you simplified driving for me. I have tried for many years to get my test with other instructors with no joy. His encouragement and excellent teaching has given me the confidence to get my test at long last.'

Another first time pass on Thursday the 18th June for Michael Burns from Downpatrick. Michael hopes to be going abroad soon so we were on a tight schedule. Great one, Michael.

First time pass again for Karina Sidorova from Downpatrick on the 15th of June. Great job, Karina!

Who says you are too old to learn to drive? Dai Griffiths from Clough had a first time pass on the 12th of June after a lifetime of riding motorcycles. The prospect of the new regs spurred him into learning to drive at last.

First of June sees another first time pass for Aaron from Castlewellan. Congratulations Aaron!

A pass on the 30th of May when Bronagh McErlean from Strangford received her tempory licence. Well done, Bronagh.

Another pass today for Dominika Kyselova from Portaferry who passed with an amazing 4 minors. Great result.

Chris Mallon from Downpatrick was a late bloomer as far as learning to drive. But he passed first time today with only two minor faults! Fantastic result.

Yet another first time pass for Nicholle Rooney from Newcastle who picked up her licence on the 25th of April. Great result Nicholle.

'I can't thank you enough for putting up with me! You're a great instructor! Thank you so much!'

Congratulations to Matthew Dalton from Saintfield who had a first time pass on the 17th April with only 3 minor faults. Great result, Matthew. 

Thady Graham from Killyleagh passed first time in September. Great job, Thady.

'John is a great instructor, he's patient, funny and made learning to drive really enjoyable! I'd never have passed first time without him and would recommend him to all my friends!'

Roz McConnell from Annalong, who passed on the 7th of June, is the fourth person to pass this week! Well done Roz.

'John taught me not only to drive but to believe in my own abilities and make my own decisions. I can't thank him enough for his patience and excellent teaching! I'm going to miss my driving lessons with John!!!

I highly recommend him to anyone who wishes to become a confident driver.'

Another happy face after a first time pass on the 4th of June for Stephanie Simms form Portaferry. The motor will never get cooled now.

'Still on a high but have been out all day. I'm so thrilled thank you so much, John. Though I will miss our weekly psychology sessions ha ha!!

First time pass for Harry McMullan from Portaferry on the 3rd of June. Harry is an engineering apprentice and needed a driving licence to help him to get to work in his new job.

Congratulations to Raymond Kearney from Downpatrick who passed his test first time on the 29th of May. Raymond has been looking forward to getting his licence so that he can take his family out over the summer.

The smile says it all. 'Crazy' Julie McCamley from Newcastle had tried the test twice before with another instructor. She just needed to get her confidence back and passed with flying colours on the 2nd of May.

'Thanks for being a great driving instructor - wish I'd been with you from the start!

Getting my licence has changed my life and my family's life. I can't thank you enough for being just who I needed to get me through the test.' 

Another great, first time pass for Niamh from Castlewellan who passed on the 28th of April. Niamh was keen to get her driving licence so that she can start to get her career on track after university. 

Sarah McClelland, Kilclief.

Sarah had been working hard for the test for a while due to her studies but it finally paid off for her, with another first time pass on the 16th of April.

Lee Murphy, Ardglass.

Lee passed his test first time on the 7th of March despite the nerves! Great result, Lee.

Peter Boyd, Seaforde.

Great result from Peter who passed on the 5th of March with an amazing two minor faults.

Well done to Lucy from Ardglass. Great first time pass in only 20 hours lessons with a little private practice as well.

Ciara Gibson, Castlewellan.

Ciara got the second first time pass this week when she passed with only 3 minors on the 27th of February. Great result Ciara.

Well done, Charlotte from Saintfield who passed first time on the 24th of February. Charlotte has worked hard at her driving lessons and deserves to enjoy her Corsa.

Rowan from Killyleagh wanted to get his licence before heading back to Sterling University and passed first time. Well done Rowan.

Gareth Turkington. Strangford.

Yet another first time pass on Monday the 30th December for Gareth who needed to get a licence as quickly as possible for a job placement. Cool glasses, Gareth!

Aaron Scott. Killyleagh.

Friday the 13th was a lucky day for Aaron Scott from Killyleagh when he passed his driving test. Aaron had had several attempts before he came to me, but once we got his confidence built up he passed with no problem.

Roisin McAvera. Portaferry.

27th of November sees a 1st time pass for Roisin McAvera from Portaferry. Roisin has worked hard squeezing her driving lessons in with school and it has now paid off. Well done, Roisin.

Aaron Smith. Coney Island.

Another pass today, the 18th November! Aaron passed with flying colours with only three minor faults. Terrific result.

Christine Murray, Ballykinlar.

Another first time pass for Christine who flew through the test on the 24th of October after only 9 hours lessons. Her Dad was also a big support by helping her to get lots of practice.

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